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Posted on 10/30/2007 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

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Washington Post: A Can’t-Miss Event for the Next President

If I had the power to summon all 16 of the people running for president to be in one place, I would want them in a Senate hearing room for a session that is taking place tomorrow morning.

US News & World Report: How to Avoid a Death Trap

But choose wisely, warns Jean Setzfand, director of financial security for AARP. Indeed, many financial institutions now require an in-person meeting to confirm that the person is a credible agent, she says.

New York Times: Looking at Dutch and Swiss Health Systems

His visit arose, health department officials said, because policy experts here have promoted Swiss and Dutch changes as models.

Wall Street Journal: Some No-Brainer Savings Ideas

The average Social Security benefit is about $11,000 a year. It is meant to supplement retirement, not fund it altogether, yet half of all families have no other savings in retirement accounts. People who do set money aside are not putting away nearly enough; half report savings of less than $25,000.